Lifestyle Perspective

A Case of the Pregnant Pause

September 12, 2021

There are always those situations that we wish we had handled differently.   I am talking about a bad draw of interaction, a time in which you might have been put into an uncomfortable spot—not because of you, but more because of the mood of someone else. (eyebrow raise) I always feel that I need to immediately come back with a response when I am spoken to. I think most of…

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2021 Washington County Fair

August 30, 2021

And it’s a wrap! To be honest I have a love/hate relationship with the fair—as I am sure many mothers do.   We can’t help it.  The fair consumes our lives the week before, the week of, and the week after. When you break it down it is a week that goes like this: It’s dealing with very tired, dirty children for the 7-day duration, turning the show clothes…


Mine Don’t Stink

July 9, 2021

It’s a smell that most find disgusting … but yet I find welcoming. It brings me back to many years of good times, with some challenging times. Work and play, summer and winter. It represents chewing cuds and the milking parlor. It’s fresh, line-dried sheets on the bed, and song sparrows sitting in the sumac hedge. And people who don’t raise farm animals just won’t get it ……


It’s a great day for football!

February 7, 2021

Today it’s all about football … and the donuts that I picked up at my favorite bakery this morning. Even though neither of the teams playing tonight is technically my team, there is a player that is still my QB. No matter what, I will follow TB12 until he retires! And, I will always find a good donut. 🙂 Cheers to Super Bowl Sunday!! I hope that you…


Top thoughts for this November

November 15, 2020

Sometimes it’s nice to do a quick inventory and weigh in on yourself and what’s going on in your mind. Here’s where I’m at; feel free to respond with your list.   And cheers to a mid-November Monday morning! Big question on my mind: Why do car salespeople have to be so pushy?  They treat buying a car like going to the grocery store for food. Just put it…


Why We Get Out of Bed Every Morning

September 17, 2020

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The power of a song …

August 30, 2020

Those first few notes sound and all of a sudden you are transported back in time to a place with yourself, under the cloak of the past. Oh, how sweet it can be … I thought I would share a few of my song memories and what they mean to me. Send Me On My Way, Rusted Root I go back to the basement of the AGR fraternity…


You Came Back

July 19, 2020

Dear Man in the Truck with the Hunting Dogs, Thank you … for coming back. Last week, you scared us. But mostly you scared yourself. It was an early morning walk, along my beloved, old paved road. Nothing out of the ordinary, birds chirping in the trees, the smell of water and pine trees dancing around my senses. It included good, deep conversation with a close friend. As we came…